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CHAPTER ELEVEN: Words that touch bring time to life

Danielle Quinodoz Karnac Books ePub

The life-enhancing effect of past-present interaction

Long ago, striding through the almost deserted exhibition rooms of the Louvre Museum in Paris, I used to wonder why this magnificent building played so little a part in my contemporaries’ lives, and it occurred to me that psychic death was an ever-present threat to anything we immobilize in time: a person can “freeze time so as to kill memory” (D. Quinodoz, 1990). When I thread my way through the same rooms today, they are thronged with eager art-lovers of all ages; the situation has changed greatly, and the Louvre is a living museum. What has happened? Its magnificent venerable facades are now seen through the prisms of a twentieth-century pyramid. A bold architect had the temerity to install our present in what had seemed an untouchable past; by thus taking the risk that this past might not be preserved intact, he compelled us not to cut it off from our present-day existence, and not to freeze it in time. Nor did the architect confine himself to juxtaposing a modern structure with an old one, for in that case the only link between the two would have been their contiguity. By making us look at the ancient forms through modern glazing, he established a network of intercommunication between the two structures whereby each creates a functionality in the other. The building chronology of these different monuments is clearly evident, but owing to the interaction between the stages of construction, the final creation surpasses each without mixing them up. Love it or hate it, surely no one can deny that the result is full of life.

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Chapter 3: Roles and Responsibilities

Susan K. Sparks Solution Tree Press ePub

The most effective teams have identified roles and responsibilities to avoid confusion and resentment. If team roles and responsibilities are not defined when teams are working, processes and meetings can fall flat. Reoccurring problems in teams include the confusion of who does what and individuals feeling they have to do it all themselves, and the work not being shared and fairly distributed, creating an imbalance in the workload. Such an atmosphere may create disorganization and poor productivity, leading to resentment and frustration. Identifying team roles and responsibilities may clear up the ambiguity and create more balanced and shared ownership of the work. The key to success is to define and describe each role, evaluate the effectiveness periodically, and share roles over time.

According to Joellen Killion (2013),

Facilitators . . . create the conditions and supportive environments in which people are comfortable collaborating. They manage time, people, and resources, and support interpersonal relationships to help individuals and the team achieve their goals.

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8 Scarborough

Publishers of Down East Down East Books ePub

418 Black Point Road, 207-883-2416

Latitude: 43.5470

Longitude: -70.3053

Scarborough Beach is a curious thing. It’s a state park run by a private corporation; a full-service beach far from Route 1 and its boardwalks and t-shirt and snack shops; and a fantastic public place in the most exclusive of neighborhoods. There isn’t another beach quite like it in Maine.

Of course, what matters on a hot day are the sand and the surf, and this half-mile beach has some of the finest around. The sand is white and the breakers come in booming. The beach faces the open Atlantic from the east, or ocean, side of Prout’s Neck. (It used to be you wouldn’t venture here unless you had the correct last name or were visiting someone who did—and you wouldn’t even think about parking.) On the other side of this neck are Ferry and Western beaches, neighborhood strands you can walk to if you want a smaller, quieter experience.

Why bother, though, when you have all this in front of you? Scarborough Beach has everything a beachgoer could want, and then some. The sand is long with plenty of room to spread out and the water is remarkably warm—high 60s. The sand is comfortable enough for napping or jogging, and the surf is great for boogie-boarding and even surfing. (Boogie boards can be rented for $5; surfing requires a permit.) The “Shack” provides drinks and all kinds of light fare, from pizza to wraps, and even rents umbrellas and chairs. Lifeguards are on duty in the peak season (June 10–Labor Day). And there are changing rooms, too.

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The Gardens Stretch

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Some Never Forgotten Words of My Mother’s

‘You’ll end a murderer’ –

The words shiver and thrill me through today.

I was six years old and kicking a door,

Trying to get my way.

You, so gentle, were

Yet adamant in this and rightly so.

You’ve left me with a fear

Of losing my rash rage, not letting go

All laws. Yet temper still

Rages in me occasionally and,

When it does, I feel

A door rise up and kept locked by your hand.

Then my still untamed will

Pushes for some small

Favour I have no right to or, perhaps

Half-want, yes, to kill

A petty stranger. Mother, you’ve laid traps

And you protect me still.

The Gardens Stretch

The gardens stretch, happy under a sun

Cantering through the day. It puts its hands

On me and guides me. All the dark has gone

And snow has melted. That stark Winter ends

And so does our imprisonment. Why did

I pause today, as if I’d come upon

A life I did not understand? What led

Me through the woken stems, the spacious sun,

The long debate of seasons we do not

Become accustomed to? It’s good we don’t.

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Chapter 7: Enhanced Value to the Marketplace

Frederick A. Miller Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

As organizations start to reach out to a wider spectrum of customers, many continue to do so from a perspective that makes representation the goal and diversity something to be managed, tolerated, or used as a tool to highlight certain opportunities. Some organizations may consider the diverse segments of the marketplace as niches rather than as core to business success, and see diversity through the lens of the box, as ancillary and not central to the organizations’ definition of the marketplace.

One common misconception of the expanding opportunities offered by a diverse marketplace is that these opportunities exist primarily in other countries. Too often, a focus on global diversity overlooks the chance to capitalize on the diversity that exists in the organization’s home country.

There is an enormous, untapped opportunity to serve African American markets, the Latino and Asian American markets—the two fastest-growing demographic market segments in the United States—the lesbian and gay markets, the deaf culture market, the women’s market, and other social-identity-group markets. Just as organizations have segmented their traditional market—white men based on age, education, and income—there is an enormous benefit to delve deeper into the differentiation of populations and to see the market opportunities waiting to be explored.126

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Chapter One - Evolving Perspectives on Masculinity and its Discontents: Reworking the Internal Phallic and Genital Positions

Ester Palerm Mari Karnac Books ePub


Evolving perspectives on masculinity and its discontents: reworking the internal phallic and genital positions

Michael J. Diamond

This chapter presents an overview of my psychoanalytic understanding of masculinity and male development. I clarify what I mean by phallic and genital masculinity, and briefly address the roles played by both biology and culture in influencing how boys establish their earliest sense of masculinity. I then focus on the internalisation processes impacting masculine gender identity prior to reflecting upon the interplay between the male’s initial sense of masculinity, his uniquely gendered ego ideal, and the central developmental challenges that ensue in reworking the phallic and genital positions. To set us on course, I begin by offering a contemporary perspective on gender.

A contemporary perspective on gender

Where Freud did not use the terms gender or gender identity nor explore such areas, several generations of psychoanalytic theorists have grappled with gender related issues as well as gender questions raised by Freud’s (1925) original ideas on psychosexual development. As you recall, Freud (1925) tackled these issues originally through his account of how the young child’s discovery of the anatomical differences between the sexes, with the resulting castration anxiety or penis envy, influences male and female development, conflicts, and personality. As Kulish (2010) suggested, contemporary thinking about gender can be organised into five major, interrelated areas: (1) the social construction of gender; (2) the complexity and fluidity of gender; (3) the separation of gender and object choice; (4) normality versus marginality; and (5) embodiment. I primarily consider the first two areas.

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The 24 volumes of Bion's works, referred to as WRB1-WRB24

Harry Karnac Karnac Books ePub
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Lee Mylne FrommerMedia ePub



It’s rare to find anyone who lives in Melbourne who doesn’t adore it. I’ve lived there, and I love it too, and I hope this chapter explains to you the many reasons why. Victoria’s capital, Melbourne (pronounced Mel-bun), is a cultural melting pot. For a start, more people of Greek descent live here than in any other city except Athens, Greece. Multitudes of Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Lebanese immigrants have all left their mark. Almost a third of Melburnians were born overseas or have parents who were born overseas. With such a diverse population—and with trams rattling through the streets and stately European-style architecture surrounding you—it is sometimes easy to think you are somewhere else.

Melbourne’s roots can be traced back to the 1850s, when gold was found in the surrounding hills. British settlers took up residence and prided themselves on coming freely to their city, rather than having been forced here in convict chains. The city grew wealthy and remained a conservative bastion until World War II, when another wave of immigration, mainly from southern Europe, made it a more relaxed place.

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Voula Grand Karnac Books ePub

Madalena sat at Bella’s desk and opened the laptop. It flickered immediately into life and she clicked on the Skype programme, feeling the increasingly familiar thrill of sitting at a computer, doing things, being capable, feeling smart. She wished she had a pair of spectacles.

She clicked on the green phone icon next to Bud’s name, held her breath, and crossed her fingers. One ring, click, the screen flickered and changed, and there he was. She breathed out and smiled, as his face appeared, smiling broadly at her.

“I was just about to call you, Mad, you’ll never guess, I’m coming to London on business tomorrow. Let’s have dinner the day after? It would be so great to see you.”

Bud’s simple request had revealed to both of them: Madalena’s life was not really her own. “However did you end up with a life where you can’t even have a friend?”

He was right. How had that happened? “What would I tell Jack?”

“The truth?”

“He doesn’t know about you, I didn’t tell him.”

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Summary of Phaedo

Ficino Ficino Shepheard Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd ePub

OUR BOOK on religion confirms something that is sufficiently well-known of itself: that the life of Christ is the ideal pattern of all virtue.

But the eighth book of our letters demonstrates that the life of Socrates is an image, or at least a reflection, of the Christian life. The Old Testament is confirmed through Plato, and the New Testament through Socrates. Anyone who doubts the validity of this comparison with Socrates should read Xenophon and Plato and the other writers who have drawn together the words and deeds of Socrates, and should attend particularly to Platos Gorgias , Apology , Crito , and Phaedo .

Let us therefore proceed to run through the theme of this Phaedo at a brisk pace, or even in leaps and bounds; for we would seem to have given an adequate exposition of its mysteries in our Theology . Let us bear in mind one thing above all others: No one should be surprised that of all the reasonings pertaining to the immortality of the soul Socrates has here omitted that very one in which he places his trust in the Phaedrus , namely, that the soul is the beginning and principle of movement, from which it follows that the soul moves continually of itself and ever lives of itself alone.

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12 Deputy Constable Mordecai Hurdleston (October 9, 1927)

Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster University of North Texas Press ePub


Deputy Constable Mordecai Hurdleston1

(OCTOBER 9, 1927)

“I’m done for.”

Occasionally a man comes along who is head and shoulders above his peers figuratively speaking. Mordecai Hurdleston was such a man. During a career that lasted only sixteen years, he dragged the Fort Worth Police Department kicking and screaming into the twentieth century. He was an innovator and reformer who accomplished most of his reforms during a brief tenure as Police and Fire Commissioner (1915–1917). He was the fifth man to occupy that office after the changeover to the commission form of government in 1907. Unlike most men who occupied the office before and after, Hurdleston was proactive in addressing new forms of criminal activity and adopting the latest in technology and methodology. He was the most progressive official to head up the Police Department in the first quarter of the twentieth century, perhaps ever, even though he lasted less than two years. The man whom friends called “Mord” or “Maud” was not highly educated, but he was a breath of fresh air at the head of the FWPD and accomplished some remarkable things before city hall politics brought him down.

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6. Boundary issues in alternative therapeutic settings

Carol Holmes Karnac Books ePub

The institutional setting

The provision of an appropriate and ethical framework for the practice of psychotherapy in institutional settings has been considered to be an incessant problem (Lemma, 1991; Milton, 1993). In more general terms, it has been cited by some researchers that institutions in their wider context supply their staff members with the ideal conditions for managing and maintaining the denial of fundamental existential anxieties that coalesce around issues of life and death. Jaques (1955) was one of the pioneers who explored, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the ways in which the individual within the institutional milieu was able to defend against unconscious infantile processes linked to paranoid and depressive anxiety. Jaques concluded from his germinal investigations that “Taking these conceptions of Freud and Melanie Klein the view has been advanced that one of the primary dynamic forces pulling individuals into institutional human associations is that of defences against paranoid and depressive anxiety; and, conversely, that all institutions are unconsciously

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7. Repression

Lionel F. Stapley Karnac Books ePub

Faced with the anxiety that arises from unbearable thoughts and feelings there are several courses of action that we can take. One of the ways that we learn to cope with really bad news is by shutting it out of our lives completely. By repression, as it is called, we relegate something unbearable to our unconscious. In other words, we exclude these thoughts and feelings so that they no longer have any direct influence on consciousness or on behaviour; the individual then normally becoming quite unaware of the existence of any such tendency within their mind.

Since here, and throughout the book, I refer to the concepts of the unconscious and the subconscious, it may be helpful to discuss their difference. A person is normally unaware of what goes on in either their unconscious or their subconscious. However, through a careful examination of their thoughts, feelings, and motives, the content of the subconscious will usually be accessible to them. The process may be a difficult one, but it is possible for them to bring into awareness what goes on in their subconscious. By contrast, there is a nearly impenetrable barrier between their conscious and unconscious minds. This is because what goes on in their unconscious is what is unacceptable to their conscious mind and has therefore been severely repressed. Full awareness of what goes on in the unconscious can be achieved, if achieved at all, only against the greatest resistance. To penetrate this barrier, or boundary, separating conscious and unconscious, we may need to struggle with the resulting emotions by making a concentrated and determined effort. In many cases this may be possible only to a limited degree, or even quite impossible.

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Chapter Eight • The Crucial Lessons from Guide Dog Training

Ira Chaleff Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The Crucial Lessons from Guide Dog Training

ON A FIERCELY HOT DAY IN LATE JUNE, I drove onto the sixty-nine-acre campus of The Seeing Eye, Inc., in historic and well-preserved Morristown, New Jersey, to meet with its current president and CEO, Dr. James Kutsch. Jim Kutsch is one heck of a smart and likeable man and an erudite, thoughtful, and decisive executive. He holds a doctoral degree in computer science and developed one of the world’s first screen-reading programs for the visually impaired. Jim is the first graduate of The Seeing Eye to become its president; Colby, his blonde Labrador retriever, stayed patiently in her bed in his office until needed to navigate the halls and campus.

You enter the main building on the campus through a walkway with paving stones donated by The Seeing Eye’s supporters, which are mostly inscribed with love messages to the dogs that have transformed lives. Imagine spending nearly a decade of your life with a loyal dog who never left your side, waking or sleeping, and who tended to your safety as her first priority. Now imagine losing that dog, as the difference in human and canine life spans predicts you will. Here is one of the tributes engraved in stone:

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Story Seven

Roger Kennedy Karnac Books ePub

Imagine this young woman, Mabel Hope, to be about twenty years old. She was a friend of another young woman, Lady Mary Y., a mother of three young children. Mabel joined her friend for the summer period, as Lady Y. was not feeling well. She had recently lost a baby soon after birth, and her spirits were low. Her husband, Lord William Y., a wealthy landowner, not much older than her, did not spend much time with his family because his estates and banking interests in London took up much of his time and energy.

Mabel kept a revealing diary of her summer with the family, from which I have, as it were, selected certain passages. It begins as Lady Mary, her children and Mabel arrive at Lady Mary's London residence, before leaving for her estate in Sussex.

7th July, 1891.

Feel rested at last. I had a good night's sleep. But Mary continues to look troubled. If only she would speak to me. I have tried to be available to her. After all, she did ask me to spend the summer with her, as she felt so rotten after her baby died. Poor thing. William is apparently not much help.

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